Public and Private Schools

The County prides itself on a superior public school system, comprised of eleven elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, and one alternative school for grades 6-12. The standards for excellence, in combination with favorable student ratios – averaging 13.4 children per teacher – translates into impressive results, with over 80% of high school graduates furthering their education.

Since Fauquier County has long offered an ideal environment for raising children, education has taken top priority for residents and county supervisors alike – and the results of those efforts show. In addition to providing a comprehensive preparatory program, vocational and technical training is made available through the high schools. For those favoring an independent education for their children, the County is home to eight excellent private schools. Several colleges and universities are also located in Fauquier County or in nearby jurisdictions.

For statistics on education in Fauquier County, please visit the Demographics page.



Colleges and Universities

In addition to Lord Fairfax Community College, located in Fauquier, residents have access to two other community colleges, five colleges and universities, and training facilities such as ECPI.

Nearby colleges and universities within an hour’s drive of Fauquier, include George Mason University, George Washington University, American University, Shenandoah University, Virginia Tech (Satellite), University of Mary Washington, University of Virginia, and Christendom College.